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Celestron-skymaster-8x56.22520927
6.6 out of 10

Celestron SkyMaster 8x56

Optical Design : Porro Diameter : 56 mm (2.2 in) Magnification : Read more

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Overall 10
10

SkyMaster DX 8x56: Excellent Binocular

Vincent, B&H Photo
9 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The SkyMaster DX 8x56 is outstanding for handheld astronomical viewing. The large objectives bring in a lot of light, and the low magnification keeps shakiness to a minimum (of course, bracing the binocular or viewing from a reclined position is best). The optics are clear and sharp, and the binocular feels solid and well constructed. My local astronomy shop scored huge points with me by recommending this binocular.
  • Pros: Optical Quality, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Fov A Bit Narrow
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Overall 10
10

Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 - Great Value

Jules, B&H Photo
6 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Purchased these binoculars for a camping and trip and was not disappointed in any way. Daytime views were sharp with excellent contrast even on gray cloudy days. Night view of the stars were breathtaking as well. They are a bit heavy for long term use and will tire your arms a bit but then again I like a little heft in my optics - reminds me there's real glass there. [...] I would recommend these binoculars and will return for future purchases.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Husband loves them!

V, B&H Photo
15 June 2011
  • Excerpt: These binoculars are fantastic! We enjoy being outside often so we've used them for wildlife viewing. Have tried using them for stargazing and although they are good for that, disappointed that they did not come with the tripod mount as advertised, hence the 3 stars.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Awesome binocular

photobug, B&H Photo
26 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Great for bird watching and hiking. A little heavy but worth the weight
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

The Ultima Astronomers Binos

Jensenator, B&H Photo
5 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Best Value! The Celestron 8X56 Ultima DX Binoculars are the best piece of equipment an amateur astronomer can own. I've owned a few binos and must say these are my favorites. Light, sharp and bright. Daytime or nighttime, Take them everywhere, just the right size for observing and great for every day use too. Being waterproof and fog proof just adds more value!
  • Pros: Bright, High contrast, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Very Sharp, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 8
8.0

Good binos for star gazing and birds.

Z240Z, Amazon
15 August 2013
  • Summary: Tried this outside at night in a city and despite too much light around the street I could see a lot of stars. Also shows very bright and sharp views of backyard birds. Easy to focus and has a wide field of view. Big and somewhat awkward to carry but does not weigh too much. The rubber eyecups are thick-walled and so come in contact or press on the nose I found. Wish they were thinner and more flexible. Seems to be well built, hope it lasts.
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